Please join Parthenon West Review in welcoming poets
Ales Debeljak and Rusty Morrison at Pegasus Books,
Berkeley, Tuesday June 26, 7:30PM.
A rare visit from Debeljak, a world-renowned Slovenian
poet. Ales Debeljak has published ten books of essays
and seven books of poems in his native Slovenian. His
books of poems in English translation include Anxious
Moments (White Pine, 1994), The City and the Child
(White Pine, 1999) and Dictionary of Silence (1999).
His non-fiction books include Twilight of the Idols:
Recollections of a Lost Yugoslavia (White Pine, 1994),
Reluctant Modernity: The Institution of Art and its
Historical Forms (Rowman & Littlefield, 1998), (Rowman
& Littlefield, 2004) and a comprehensive anthology The
Hidden Handshake: National Identity and Europe in
Postcommunist WorldThe Imagination of Terra
Incognita: Slovenian Writing 1945-1995 (White Pine,
1997) which he edited. Debeljak teaches at the
Department of Cultural Studies at the University of
Ljubljana and directs Center for Religious and
Cultural Studies. Debeljak recently served as a
visiting scholar at Center for International and
Comparative Studies, Northwestern University in
Illinois. He and his American wife, Erica Johnson,
live in Ljubljana and have three children.
Rusty Morrison's manuscript the "true keeps calm
biding its story" won The Ahsahta Press Sawtooth
Poetry Prize, selected by Peter Gizzi, and will be
published by Ahsahta in January 2008. This manuscript
also won this year's Poetry Society of America's Alice
Fay DiCastagnola Award, selected by Susan Howe. Rusty
Morrison's first poetry collection, Whethering, won
the Colorado Prize for Poetry (Center for Literary
Publishing 2004), selected by Forrest Gander. She has
been a recipient of the Cecil Hemley (2006), and
Robert H. Winner (2003) Memorial Awards from The
Poetry Society of America. She has also been a
co-winner of the Five Fingers Review Poetry Contest
(2003). Her poems, essays, or reviews have appeared or
are forthcoming in Boston Review, Columbia, Chicago
Review, New American Writing, The Modern Review,
Pleiades, Parthenon West, Verse, VOLT, and elsewhere.
She is co-publisher of Omnidawn.
Tuesday June 26, 7:30 p.m.
2349 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone (510) 649-1320
Pegasus Downtown is at the corner of Shattuck and
Durant, three blocks from Downtown Berkeley Bart.http://www.pegasusbookstore.com/index.html